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28
Sep

Resident Evil Retribution (2012) Review

The Resident Evil series has seen its ups and downs. Movies based on video games rarely fare well, but this is the sixth installment on the big screen of the hit Capcom video game. The early movies were quite entertaining, but the more recent contributions haven’t added much to the saga. I think it’s about time that they put an end to the moviegoers suffering and feed them to a hungry zombie horde. Anyway, here are my thoughts about the Screen Gems’ newest release. Read moreRead more

17
Jul

Ted (2012) Review


Are you a fan of Family Guy? I hope so. Seth MacFarlane, the creator of Family Guy who also voices Peter, has taken his talents to the big screen with his first full length movie – Ted. Ted is the story of a boy named John Bennett. Bennett wasn’t a popular little boy. He didn’t have any friends. When he got a teddy bear for Christmas, he wished it would come alive and become his actual best friend. John’s wish was granted, and so we have the premise for the movie. A Teddy bear comes to life, and grows up with John. Keeping him company, and growing with him, learning some bad habits along the way. Read moreRead more

20
Apr

Cabin in the Woods (2012) Review

Story telling takes place through many different forms. One can be submerged into a story through a book, a video game, or a movie. Books provide us with great detail and story line, while video games insert us into the story allows us to experience the story as one of the characters roaming free in the story teller’s world. Movies allow us to sit down and experience the story with a high budget spent on fantastic visuals and sound effects. Often people say that books never convert well to movies, and that video game movies just aren’t what they could have been. Cabin in the woods is a movie which feels like a video game but with the excellent detail and story telling of a book. Read moreRead more

9
Apr

American Reunion (2012) Review


I still remember seeing American Pie the very night it came out on July 9 of 1999 at the drive in.  Me and the people I was with laughed our asses off.  It was something miraculous to me that movie.  What I found really unbelievable, however, was that part two made me laugh even harder, and American Wedding even harder than that.  I love that trilogy.  It should have been left a trilogy, however.  Some producers simply shun the very notion of quitting while you’re ahead, so it seems.  You know the expression “squeezing a lemon?”  Well, unfortunately, the makers of the American Pie franchise tried to squeeze one for American Reunion and all that came out was pulp. SPOILERS AHEAD! Read moreRead more

25
Mar

Fright Night (2011) Movie Review

The first time I saw a horror movie I was four years old and it was The Shining on TV.  It was in the midst of a family gathering, with a lot of relatives in the room, but they were too wrapped up with each other to notice what I was watching.  For three years I had nightmares that those two girls were chasing me around that grand hotel.  The first horror movie I watched by purposeful choice, was the fifth installment of Nightmare on Elm Street, entitled, The Dream Child.  I was eight.  I went on a horror-movie-watching binge shortly after that up until I was 12.  I was obsessed, and I watched a lot of bizarre, poorly-made crap.  I became very desensitized, and it became very hard to scare me, especially since a lot of horror movies seemed to be spoofing and parodying themselves.  They quickly became a joke to me at a very young age. Read moreRead more

8
Jan

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Review

Sherlock Holmes, the greatest detective in literature, was brought to the big screen for a modern adaptation several years ago. Guy Ritchie did a great job directing the film, especially by casting Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law as Sherlock Holmes and Watson respectively. After the first film received great reviews and a fantastic reception from fans everywhere, Ritchie brings Holmes back to the big screen in the second film, “A Game of Shadows” where Holmes and Watson square off against their mortal nemesis, Professor Moriarty. Read moreRead more

28
Dec

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) Review

I am a big fan of spy movies and action movies. I have always preferred the James Bond series over the Mission Impossible series. The reasons were simple, I was never really a big fan of Tom Cruise, and I just felt like the previous films were made poorly. Everything was predictable, the action sequences were a let down, and the films were unnecessarily cheesy and dry. I had only heard good things about the new MI film. It was supposed to rejuvenate the series and bring Tom Cruise back into the spotlight. While I was not totally disappointed with it, the movie certainly did not live up to its billing. Read moreRead more

5
Dec

In Time (2011) Movie Review

Everybody knows the old adage “Time is Money”. What if time literally was money? In the new science fiction thriller “In Time”, humans are biologically to live until the age of 25. Once you reach 25, your clock starts ticking. Everyone gets a free year to live on, but for most people, you have to work to earn more time on the planet. Coffee, beer, food, rent, everything is purchased using time. The poor live day to day, literally. If you run out of time, you die. The rich can live forever, in their own wealthy “time zones”, while the poor die in the streets because they’ve spent their last few minutes on a meal or the rent. It is an extremely interesting premise, but one that was difficult to execute effectively. Read moreRead more

27
Nov

Immortals (2011) Movie Review

As a mythology buff, I was eagerly anticipating the release of Immortals. It is based on Greek mythology, specifically, the story of Theseus. This movie was created by the same team that brought us the movie 300. The 300 movie was one of my favorites when it came out, and I was hoping that Immortals wouldn’t disappoint. Read moreRead more

16
Oct

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Review

Comic book movie adaptations generally fall into two categories. They are either horrible or are respectable adaptations that do justice to the comic books that preceded them. It doesn’t seem to matter how the movies are rated, the big name comic book movies always seem to do well at the box office. The majority of the Spider Man series was mediocre at best, yet at the time still set Hollywood box office records. Don’t get me wrong, there have been some excellent comic book movies. The Batman series has been excellent of late, and the Iron Man series is doing especially well. Regardless of execution or character, Spider man, Batman, Hulk, Thor, the X-Men, it doesn’t matter. Fans will go see the movies because they love the characters, and love the series. Captain America is a new addition to the world of comic book movie adaptations. Not as well known as Spiderman or Batman, Captain America was introduced to preclude Marvel’s new Avengers series. Read moreRead more